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ABC
Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >> winds blow. as bad as today, we're busy. >> crews cut it down. it's the city's responsibility to trim the trees. >> we don't have the number of trues that we'd like. in fact tree maintenance cycle is far short of that. it's a resource issue of money. >> some trees supposed to be maintained by homeowners. across town in san francisco russian hill neighborhood, this family narrowly escaped being hit by a huge cypress tree. one piece spearing through the master bedroom. >> fell over my head. one of the branches, the main trunk of the tree fell into our yard. and then, one branch fell into our house. >> trees like this one found in city parks are usually removed later. this one will remind neighbors of the power of the most recent storm. >> i did hear a lot of rain coming down. a lot of wind. but no sounds at night. so just came out a minute ago. and wow. there is a tree gone. >> and again i'm on 14th avenue. in the richmond district. here is an interesting fact for you. there are about 103,000 neighborhood trees in san francisco. the city maintains about a third of them. i'm live
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 6:00pm PST
they'll fall within the city chain of command. >> they'll be reporting to me as a group. >> the group will give the chief mek ren -- recommendations. this is at a cost. let's ask the city council presented with a proposal for a fee of $250,000. money to be pulled from the city general fund. smik smith, abc 7 news. >> investigators are trying to learn what prompted a screaming call to 911 ending in a deadly shooting. it happened in an apartment complex on creekside drive near south maine street. laura anthony joins us live. are these worrying there is a danger to the public from this? >> no. they said this afternoon that this incident was isolated to the apartment behind me them have also the corner here identifying the man killed as a 22-year-old anthony banta junior, police tell us he had a weapon but won't tell us what kind. >> this is fair to say they're concerned for their emwell ook releasing few details police maintain the man shot and killed by their officers posed an immediate threat. it"ñ started with a call from a cell phone at 3:15. a woman could be heard screaming in the
ABC
Dec 4, 2012 6:00pm PST
letter he and the city government showing their naked protests two weeks ago. they accuse the board president of violating the b and of sensorship for calling a recess when commotion broke out that. led cameras ras to stop rolling. the da says protestors need to contact the ethics commission for a review. >> thank you. >> just ahead another big decision in san francisco today that will affect thousands of kids. >> find out what the muni plans to go ahead. >> a north bay man's plan to keep his oyster farm over. >> efforts >>> low income children in san francisco will be soon able to ride muni for free. the decision after more than a year of debate. abc 7 news reporter was at the transportation agency board of directors meeting and joins us now to explain the pilot program. >> and the program will make muni free to children of low income san francisco families. and only working for next year but it's been a long, two year battle to get to this point. >> families have been fighting for two years for this moment. the board of directors this afternoon voted to aloe indicate $1.6 million
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
weekend called city lift. abc 7 news is live foróq-= us in oakland with the story. >> this program focused on nine cities here in the east bay. hard hit by the crisis, there are a lot of folks who need just a little help buying a home. >> we got the money! >> glenn tailor is celebrating she qualified for 20,000s ndz down payment assistance from wells fargo bank. >> the dream has come true. >> dreams do come true. they do. >> wells fargo reaching out to hundreds of families trying to help them with $20,000 towards a down payment on a home. sean coleman lined up at 6:00 a.m. one of the first to find out he qualified. >> exciting day? >> yes. better than a birthday! >> would wish you best. >> not everyone who applies will qualify. applicants must have a consistent income ask strong credit history. for those who do qualify the $20,000 will being forriven if the buyer stays in the home five years. or owe prorated 20% per year of residence. >> the goal making sure we don't have people jumping in and flipping properties but that stay there. >> this family just found out they did not quali
ABC
Dec 3, 2012 6:00pm PST
people who live up the hill. >> i know that people are working on it. i've gt confidence in this city to take care of it. >> the city estimates that the cost of the repair runs into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, but they're not worried about paying for it. unlike other cities, lafayette has a $5 million rainy day fund as its called and as city managers told us. yesterday qualifies as a rainy day. in lafayette, abc 7 news. >> this did thank you. near scott's valley would be closed sometime as well. you can see part of one lane has been washed away. this is a sparsely populated area but people who live here it's going to be inconvenient getting around this closure, officials should have a better idea how long this will take within the next few days. >> we're learning tonight 30,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled out of a man hole during the storm. the ross valley sanitary district blaimz it on a clogged sewer line. some 20,000 gallons washed in the local creeks and streams. >> students will be back in class tomorrow in a marin county middle school closed today because of storm da
ABC
Dec 9, 2012 6:00pm PST
into downtown san francisco when then incident happened. >> the union city woman convicted of killing nursing student michelle le is scheduled for sentencing tomorrow. state law requires her to spend a minimum of 25 years in prison after an al immediate a county jury convicted her of first degree murder in october. properties say she killed ln a jealous rage. >> two recent oakland homicide vices are being railroad. 16-year-old bobby sartane and 16-year-old racquel were shot and killed thanksgiving weekend. there -- police are still investigating the case. >> a house fire in hayward was quickly extinguished this morning. it took crews an hour to put out the fire. a family that lived there had recently moved out. there's no indication the five-was suspicious. >> falling off the fiscal cliff and what it could mean for your money and what you eat. >> and gearing up for the biggest day of the year. what's ahead if you're expecting a package this week. >> i'm meteorologist sandy patel. to record high temperatures today bu >> fans going to the 49ers today got a chance to make a child's chris
ABC
Dec 10, 2012 6:00pm PST
traffic accident that took the live of a pedestrian. the man struck by a white pickup truck in the city financial district. police not determined who is at fault. the accident took place just hours after the district attorney launched a campaign called don't rush. >> just because you're walking doesn't mean you don't have to wait before you cross and you have to look around. >> 17 pedestrians were killed last year. today's fatal accident brings this year's unofficial count of fatalities to 18. >> police have few fleedz a double murder that orphanned a 4-year-old child. police found two victims shot multiple timeswhe: a man and woman, both 30 believed to be the parents of a 4-year-old found unharmed. police are counting on public's help with any information that could help them solve murder autos just want to hear, we need the public to step up to give us a hand. two victims were slain. a child now doesn't have parents. >> that 4-year-old has been placed with child protective services. >> sent qensing and a stern warning today for the women convicted of killing east bay nursing student michelle l
ABC
Dec 16, 2012 6:00pm PST
the season. last team they beat? kansas city. this raider fan offering her pairs to the victims of newtown. brady quinn picked off, leading to a grandcow ski field goal. 6-0 raiders. this 19 yarder led to the fourth field go mike goodson, strong game on the ground. spins away from one tackle. 43 of his 89 yards on theground, and this, led to a field goal. but the raiders defense did shut out the chiefs. first since 2002. tommy kelly, first sack of the season. raiders snap a six-game skid, 15-the final. >> our guys needed something where they get a little confidence, and i thought they had a great week of practice. i thought they were totally focused on what we needed to do and how we needed to play to win this football game, and i thought they did a great job executing today. >> mike: around the afc. andrew luck fighting for a wild card spot in houston. the punt blocked. the scoop and score. 23-texans. andrew luke through for 186 yards, two t.d.es, including this one to hit ton. that was not enough. texan improve to 12-2 with the victory. >> den vers sealed the afc west effects ago
ABC
Dec 20, 2012 6:00pm PST
in combined revenue. we have been a benefit, not just to patients but the community. >> the city of oakland has taken the unprecedented step of suing the federal government to prevent harborside from being shut down. what that s.at stake is mer than just money, it's also about public safety. >> they wouldg-8ñ be sell investigated to the back)éx9> alleyways. then we have to divert police resources to address the criminal activity. >> but activity on the fed radar is what's happening at harborside. the justice department tactic is to go egg avenue land lords, threatening to seize their properties unless pot sales stop. today, assistant u.s. attorney said they can sell popcorn there, and candy but cannot use for illegal purposes. the landlords are trying to comply and ask the judge today for preliminary injunctions to force harbor side to obey. >> given the government's for fit -- fort fit you're action shea she has no choice but to act in what the government wants. the government wants harborside shut down. >> the city believes five year statute of limitations passed, for the feds t
ABC
Dec 2, 2012 6:00pm PST
view drive and into the neighborhood. city crews tell us piles of large debris plugged up the culvert and the force of the flood water started washing away the earth between the culvert and the road. that's when the pavement collapsed on top of the utility lines. there could have been raw sue -- sewage running down the treat. >> it was a moving target. we saul the road had begun to dip, appeared to be failing. we called central sand. they were working on top of the failing road, and they worked very rapidly through the morning, and were able to get the line in before the road finally collapsed. reporter: this chest of drawers is among the debris that washed down the creek and plugged up the culvert. you can see logs, tree stumps and an assortment of garbage. the city still doesn't have an accurate read how many homes are affected but says the residents will probably by without water throughout the night. interestingly the same culvert was plugged and caused serious flooding in 1997. back livement you can see the hole in the ground. hey several utility crews out here trying to
ABC
Dec 30, 2012 6:00pm PST
murder rateness the city in more than a decade. they had a total of 18 murders this year, down from 4 the previous year, the city has also seen a decrease in the number of other violent crimes, such as attempted murder and assault. one police detective says the drop in violence is largely due to richmond0s rein creased police force, going from 400 -- 40 howevers and now 140. >> one new law aims to crack down on underaged drinking aboard so-called party buses. am teenager died on a party bus. the law requires a chaperone to ride on party buses carrying downtown age passenger. >> california homeowner wilz get greater protection from foreclosure under another new law. it requires a large lender to provide home owners with a single point of contact if they want to have their mortgages modified, and there is a bon on foreclosure while negotiations are held. >> hillary clinton has been hospitalized after doctors discovered a blood clot. the blood clot was revealed during a routine followup exam. a spokesman says secretary clinton will stay in a new york city hospital so doctors can monito
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 6:00pm PST
by afternoon. >> well, san francisco is big on recycling. why is the city trying to get rid of a recycling center? where where is the director refusing to obey an eviction order? >> the neighborhood council recycling center known as hank has been here more than three decade autos it's been here early 1970s. might be nonconfirming use. >> since 1996, the city rec and parks department has been trying to push harng out. >> this is three quarters of an acre. our goal is to have it see a park appropriate you. >> rec and park wants to turn this into a community garden. hank put if planter asks calls it self an ecology center, some believe the operation is attracting the homeless. >> a lot of people were going into recycling bins to make $1. >> the driker says under state law, neighborhood stores large and small will have to pick up slack or face fines. this resident says it would be a mistake to close the center. >> it's convenient for the neighborhood. i like the idea of being able to recycle it appears time is up. an eviction notice is now in effect. thank supporters rallied today. h
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 6:00pm PST
the city's bay view district around 10:00 saturday night. the school held a moment of silence for him this morning. many students heard yesterday came to school today wearing black. >> it was shocking. i -- it's very tragic. i heard he was a great guy. i didn't know what to think. just so sad. >> joe hernandez's kids are still in middle school. but he's ai concord high grad, a big football supporter. he can't imagine what blakely was doing in the bay view. >> everybody that has commented about him had individual, good guy. nice person. everything like that. this doesn't seem to be part of that fabric. >> a lot of people are posting his picturesf6f) and from whati hear i was a good person. >> parents are weary of what seems like unrelenting violence targeting young people. >> there is no value only. there just schblt to me, it seems every day, you read about something or hear about something where taking a live seems to be the most immediate, simple way to address a zp >> students tell tlus is a vigil planned for friday evening on the football field. we asked both school district and
ABC
Dec 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
city, the school district has been planning it's first activel(pykçó r# shor drill here sometime. but now, in light of events they'll have to come up with ways to conduct such a drill, explining to it kids in a way that doesn't traumatize students. >> i found out on social network autos many students in the bay area learned about the connecticut shooting on facebook. >> it is just wrong. like... they're not adults yet. they're killing little kids. >> leo was waiting to pick up his granddaughter. >> do you think kids should have to wory about going to school? >> naturally. everybody has to worry. it's terrible. >> new haven district psychologist spent most of her day talking with teachers and staff about how to spot signs of disstay with us stres in kids, how to respond when they come back next week, informed. >> let them know every once in a while this does happen. it rarely happens and that there are adults there that they can go to when they're feeling afrayed. >> in oakland, the district sent home a letter to parents about how to reassure kids that school is still a safe place. >>
ABC
Dec 25, 2012 6:00pm PST
football players in town. thanks to city firefighters and donors that dropped off of toys at lefty o'doul's restaurant. firefighters picked up the rest of the donations and off they went and volunteers took to the streets to make sure that families were not aware of the program had gifts for their children. >> going to different neighborhoods and find kids without toys and drop them off and be on our way. that doesn't have a doll or bicycle and surprise them with a gift on christmas morning. >> dan: it's the first year that firefighters handed out some of the toys themselves on christmas day. >>> holiday spirit certainly alive and well in vallejo where families are being treated to gifts and hot meal with all the trimmings. the out reach had volunteers helping at the boys and girls club. it's modeled after similar organization that started in richmond seven years ago and that that operation, christmas in richmond is celebrating tonight. volunteers are providing meals and clothes up to a thousand people and more than 500 toys for needy children. without any corporate sponsorship they rely st
ABC
Dec 13, 2012 6:00pm PST
customer, the app looks like this. a map of all the participating cabs in the city. >> you push one button, the one nearest to you gets assigned to you. >> reporter: the technology has been around for two years. some cab companies were using it even before they launched their app for calling black town cars. with the drive off, it's being reborn as fly wheel, complete with bold new advertising and a promise to help cabbies compete with the black cars and the lift drivers with their pink mustache. >> they get anywhere from 20 to 30% more rides a day by having these mobile apps able to access their vehicles real time. >> reporter: it's already in about a third of san francisco taxis. next to that other communication device. >> uhf radio. there hasn't been advancement in 50 years. now we have the power of this. >> reporter: fly wheel can replace older dispatch systems or in this case, work alongside the two-way radio to give the dispatcher's a bird's eye view of where the drivers are: by working with dispatchers instead of going around them, they managed to get broad support prosecute
ABC
Dec 18, 2012 6:00pm PST
being locked down. so that is the situation here in san swres yeah city college. search continues and we'll keep you informed as the situation unfolds. live in san jose, abc 7 news. >> just to be clear here, there have been reports of shots fired, we haven't heard anyone who can -- said they heard shots themselves. no one has been injured as far as we know¡.>Ñ correct? >> that is true. we've not heard gunshots this is a large campus, there are multiple buildings and a possibility gunshots might not be heard a couple buildings away. that is something we cannot verify with certainty that no gunshots were fired but we have not heard any and have not been told there are shots >> david... >> we're going to talk to another student a minute ago. a french student locked down. >> in french class this is happen something. >> yes. >> what were you told? >> we were2f in the back then teacher said come in, come in, everybody. then, we get inside of the classroom, locking the door. they turned off lights. and they said they find someone in -- intruder. they have to notify the plos and we cannot l
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
in the city çs÷ç oakland, that was 24 hours ago in. in the short time, four people lost lives on the streets of oakland. >> and i heard p.o.w., p.o.w., p.o.w.. it won't stop. >> ricky lives house as way from where two men were shot and killed after 1:00 a.m. there have been no arrests and police have not identified a suspect but this morning the 800 block of immediate avenue remained an active crime scene. investigators looking for clues and collecting eefdz i heard about 20 shots. and minutes later a woman stabbed to death in this apartment. police detained a man with cuts to his hands, investigators moved in and out of the second floor apartment telling abc 7 news they were still working to identify the victim. all on the heels of kmebts made by howard jordan, yesterday, he discussed putting into place a two-point plan to fight violent crime in oakland. >> we don't want a repeat of this year, next year. we have 127 murders this year. >> it's now 130 murders after two gunshots victim were and the driver is now in police custody after he fran police and smashed his car into this linc
ABC
Dec 12, 2012 6:00pm PST
leaves the day, today operations in the hands of the city. the director who will answer to the judge has ability to fire the police chief if that is necessary. the ruling comes on the heels of8cki a 2003 civil rights case settled by the city in exchange for promised reforms that were not fulfilled. a hearing on the issue was scheduled for foam tomorrow but theçx÷]÷ hearing was canced because of the order from the judge. >> san francisco district attorney is reassuring the public a brutal killing two days ago was an isolated incident two. people found bound and gagged on the street sunday night. a 26-year-old died after being shot inside of an suv and dumped on the road. an 18-year-old female was beaten, left next to him to die. she survived. today, four people accused appeared in court. the judge did not allow to us videotape them. they're a 31-year-old, 21-year-old, 24-year-old and 22-year-old. all four pleaded not guilty to a variety of charges including murder. >> we're dumping the streets so whether they're trying to send a message to someone else, again, it's early in the invest
ABC
Dec 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
way in helping the zoo day-to-day operations. it used to get $1.2 million from the city. now, it gets less than half that have amount what. a fabulous gift. >> incredible gift. >> and we had quite the weather moving through tonight. >> yes. and look what live doppler 7 is picking up now. lightning strikes here. so we may be seeing a clap of thunder. checking out where it's raining now i'm going to take you closer and show where radar is. it's on mount st. helena. around clover dale, zag springs road we have spotty showers in the east bay. also, for peninsula and looking across the dunbarton bridge it's slick. fabian way, perhaps sinkels now. around ben loman we're getting steadier rainfall. in sierra nevada chain controls remain in effect. temperatures now mainly 50s and a few 40s around fairfield, highlights, scattered showers tonight. heavy rain tomorrow morning could see isolated thunderstorms popping up. there is rain into holiday weekend featuring sometime whuz may be able to go out and do shopping. we're now watching some unstable air behind it with another system coming through
ABC
Dec 24, 2012 6:00pm PST
our health that is what is important. we'll be okay. >> reporter: the east palo alto city manager said that california conservation corps is expected to work in the dark tonight. they are not expecting tomorrow evening's storm to be as bad as last night's but they really don't want to take any chances. >> dan: better safe than sorry. there are flooding concerns in sonoma county where several roads and streets are still closed. reporter cornell bernard is live in napa. a dramatic water rescue on napa river. >> much of wine country is still drying out after the storm, but the napa river as you can see here is still high, swollen with rain. we arrived moments after a man wound up in the river right underneath the third street bridge. >> a man flailing, fighting to stay afloat in the middle of the napa river. crowds on the bank watched the drama unfold. >> they were there really quick. >> we needed to get him out real quick. we got a good throw on the rope. >> the victim was pulled ashore. a ladder was brought in and the man was pulled to safety. there was no time to waste. in sonoma
ABC
Dec 23, 2012 6:00pm PST
. the northbound lanes were shut down as city work crews repaired a dangling traffic light that was knocked loose. >>> we'd like you to share your weather video or pictures with us. send them to ureport@kgo-tv.com, or sayre them with us on our facebook page or an twitter@abc-7 bay area. >> the storm is a good reminder to make sure your ready for a rainy season or any type of natural hazard, have emergency kits stocked with items including battery operated radios and flashlights, extra batteries, three-day supply of food and water for everyone in the family, and a manual can opener. guidelines for stocking your emergency skit and developing a plan for your family are posted on abc7news.com. >> the weather is bringing snow and lots of it to the sierra. chains are mandatory on almost all mountain highways. here's a view from highway 80 at donner lake. lots of snow there tow trucks are the only cars on the road. the lanes are full of traffic where 267 meets north star but cars are moving slowly. the snow is making skiers very happy. this video from heavenly valley. a foot and a half to
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >> what a great kid. he says his goal is to build a lego city. the hospital staff has been impressed they've created a gallery of the projects and we have a link on abc 7 news.com. go check out his work. >> absolutely. and listen to this, remember frisbee golf? it has a new name and lots of places to play it. >> mike shumann >> some of you remember frisbee golf, right? around since 1970s? >> noi, it's called disc golf. there are 160 courses in california alone you can play it oo. and this is fun and inexpensive. >> when taking a look you might not think golf. you play with a bag of plastic dips. >> these can go farther, some people have been going out and throw these things 600 or 700 feet. >> the shape changes the direction and distance. ball golf has holes this has metal baskets. you usually stwart a long drive, and finish with a smort putt. this is about 100 people turned out. a lot of the golf courses ever wide open, but this one is rugged. >> this is the toughest course i've played. >> lawrence drove up from southern california to play here. >> lots of fun. it's just extreme gol
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